Started week 2 today with my UBWO. Thoroughly enjoyed my free day on yesterday. Even had egg nog....yum. Back to the plan this morning!~ Have a great week!!
HI Karen, I put on weight too, but I have lost some cm off my waist which is far more important for me! :)
Feeling much better and was able to do my workout this morning with no problem!! Thanks so much!!
Rainy day blues. Got on the treadmill, lasted two minutes, got off. Legs tired, back hurt, just not ready to run this early a.m.! So sit now in work, figuring a good time later in the day to try again. Can't miss my cardio.
Hope everyone has a great day!
Good morning! Very nice LBWO last night, looking forward to cardio tonight after work. I am trying to stop by the gym on the way home to do my workouts, because once I get in the house I seem to get trapped in the gravity well and can't get back out!
Scale is still moving in the right direction, but I am still really p****d off about where I started - should never have gotten that bad!
Congrats to those of you who are seeing the scale move down. This morning I wanted to trash mine! I am a bit frustrated, well actually no, I am VERY frustrated with what my scale had to say. I know things don't happen overnight, but in a week I expect to see some change. Am I being too impatient?? However, my clothes seem to fit a little looser, but I'm scared to take my measurements in case I don't like what it says either! lol. Patience does not come easily to me.
But, I'll just keep on doing my workouts in the hope that soon I will see results. I definately feel better, and after the free day, I realized that I didn't feel so good with some of my food choices. So that's a positve to keep eating healthy!
Good luck everyone with the workouts and healthy eating this week!
Oh, I am sure I will hit the point where the scale is not my friend. I had actually been trying to lose this weight literally for months and months, and nothing that I had done before was working. I lost about 40 pounds 7 years ago, and have maintained with fluctuations that whole time - I would gain 10 pounds or even 20, then get mad, go back on the diet that I used to lose it the first time, and go back to around my goal weight.
But since the first part of this year I have been unable to lose weight at all - I got pretty sendentary after a minor fall running with the dogs left me with bruised ribs and I could barely move, plus this fall I had a terrible bout of asthma and they put me on steroids - whatever the excuses, I worked and worked the diet and could not lose an ounce (in fact, my weight crept up to almost where I was before I lost the weight in the first place, ugh).
It was not my commitment or effort that was to blame (unlike some times in the past) - my body simply would not give up the weight, no matter what I was doing. I figured that I needed to really work the exercise in order to finally get healthy again, not just a little or just aerobic, but serious weight training like I did in my 20's. So I pulled up the BFL site, looked at it for the 100th or so time, and finally decided to really do it this time (even took before pics - yikes!)
So I am sure that soon enough I will be back to the point where I will have to get my satisfaction from how I am starting to look and feel and how my clothes fit, instead of what the scale says. I am guessing I was holding onto a ton of water from the steroids and sedentary lifestyle, and that is a lot of what has come off in the past week.
Be patient! And then feel free to gloat when the scale DOES show you what you want to see!!!!
I'm also a 42 yr. old mom. It's been hard with a little one to chase, tired is a state of being. I've never done this before so I hope to do well and stay motivated.
I was wondering . . . do all of you work out in the morning on an empty stomach and then wait an hour after your workout to eat? I am doing great with the eating part, but I don't have the exercise part down yet. Do you follow the workout schedule in the BFL book?
I would love to be able to work out in the morning but my schedule just won't allow it. I have to get up, walk and feed our dogs, get myself ready, drive my son to school then it's an hour commute to work. I am already getting up at 5 to get all that done! I'd have to get up at 4 to make a morning workout happen, and then I'd be dead by 8 at night!
SO, working on the theory that actually getting the workout in is moe important than stressing over the perfect time of day, I am stopping by the gym on the way home after work, before dinner. I wish I could do a morning workout, but it won't happen unless and until my work situation changes.
As for the workout schedule, I am trying to stick straight to it as written this week and going forward. I may have to shake up some days if I work late or have an evening commitment so I can't go to the gym after work one night (like tomorrow, for example) but the routine is really good as written and I want to stick to it as closely as possible.
I do my workouts in the morning, as that's the only time that works best for me. I wake up around 6:00am, and follow the BFL workout for that day. I do all my workouts at home. We have a treadmill that I use for the cardio and an elliptical ( but I don't like to use it so much). We do have a weight bench and lots of free weights, which I like, but I do find it hard to do my lower body without some of the leg machines.
As for the eating, it's pretty close to an hour after that I have my breakfast.
Of all the workouts, the upper body is my favorite to do, and the cardio is my absolute LEAST favorite. I have tried upping my cardio to 30 or sometimes 40 min., just to get this chub to come off. I follow the 20 min BFL cardio, then either walk with an incline or run at a slower pace with no incline for an additional 10 or 20 min. My idea behind this is to get my body into my "fat-burning zone", if there is such a thing.!?!
I really like how this program is laid out. The only thing that I do differently is add abs after each cardio, so that I'm doing them 3x a week instead of once or twice. I feel that I need to work them at least 3x/week. Otherwise, I stick pretty close to the book.
I've thought about doing that, too - abs after cardio. Although right now my cardio is the rowing machine, which tends to work my abs pretty well anyway.
Thanks for the feedback. I will follow the BFL exercise suggestions as best I can and make changes when needed. I did this program when I was 43 years old and had great success. For some reason I keep thinking it won't be as successful this time at 52 years old - just because I am older. I hope I am wrong! Congrats! It sounds like things are going well for all of you! Love the words of encouragement!
Hey everyone. What's been happening with all of you? How has your week been? Hope all is well with each of you. I had a touch of the stomack flu this week, but good to go now. Only missed one workout because of it, and chose the cardio. lol!
I hope everyone is still motivated to keep going. Here's to week 3!!
Hello? Anybody still out there?
Anybody feeling the motivation starting to slip away? I usually do my workouts in the early am, but somehow talked myself out of it this morning. So now I am looking on here for some inspiration/motivation. I won't let this day go by without my WO, but it's cardio, and I'm stalling. lol. It's 6:30pm where I am, so I still have time. But I better get to it as my husband and kids will be back from hockey practice soon, and I know if I haven't done it by then, I won't get it done!
Would love to hear how it's going from the rest of you!
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